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Former president of MdTA police union pleads guilty to theft from FOP

Former president of MdTA police union pleads guilty to theft from FOP

A suspended Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft from the union that represents his fellow officers.

Cpl. Shane Schapiro, 37, entered a guilty plea to one count of felony theft in Baltimore County Circuit Court. Prosecutors said he took money from the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 34, where he formerly served as president.

"He was a very highly decorated police officer who abused his position of trust and has now been held responsible," Assistant State's Attorney Adam Lippe said.

Schapiro was originally charged with theft between $10,000 and $100,000. Prosecutors revised the charge to theft between $1,000 and...

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